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Spokesman: George H.W. Bush in intensive care

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In a Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive for the premiere of HBO’s new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday, Dec. 26. 2012 that doctors at the Houston [&hellip...

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Cliff looms: Kicking the Can, Washington-style

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, file photo, speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in Washington. Lawmakers...

Minn. soda shop rebuked for stocking candy smokes

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Co-owner of Lynden’s Soda Fountain, Tobi Lynden, holds boxes of candy cigarettes, in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Lynden’s Soda Fountain was cited for selling candy cigarette’s to kids. The candy cigarettes are no longer...

Lion habitat features big cats that worked at MGM

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Dec. 16, 2012, A lion cub looks up from a nursing area at the Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson, Nev. The habitat used to provide lions to the lion habitat at the MGM Grand but is now open to the public. The MGM’s lion habitat closed...

Delays litter long road to vehicle rearview rules

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 photo, Paul and Judy Neiman hold a photo of their daughter, Sydnee, in her bedroom at their home in West Richland, Wash. Sydnee died in late 2011 after Judy accidentally backed over her with her SUV. Although there is a law in...

Settlement reached in Toyota acceleration cases

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this photo taken June 25, 2011, file photo, Toyota keys sit in a fish bowl at the Toyota of Tampa Bay dealership in Tampa, Fla. A plaintiffs’ attorney on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, says Toyota Motor Corp. has reached a settlement in a...

Ben Affleck won’t run for US Senate in Mass.

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. John Kerry D-Mass., speaks with actor Ben Affleck during a meeting with foreign relations members to discus the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) BOSTON (AP)...

Christmas storms all over US blamed for 2 deaths

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A Lawton, Okla., police cruiser tries to navigate the snow as blizzard conditions hit southwest Oklahoma at midday Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/The Lawton Constitution, Brandon Neris) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Christmas Day twister outbreak left damage...

Some urge Boehner: let Dems pass fiscal cliff bill

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, file photo, speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in Washington. Lawmakers...

US holiday retail sales growth weakest since 2008

December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 photo, people walk through the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif. U.S. holiday retail sales this year are the weakest since 2008, after a shopping season disrupted by storms and rising uncertainty among...